Local Canadian Casinos
Most (if not all) the articles here on OCC focus on the online versions of casino games. But from time to time we find ourselves looking for the real thing – old fashion brick and mortar casinos!
So without further ado, you can use the list to navigate between the different casinos we’ve reviewed or just scroll down the page:
- Fraser Downs
- Hastings Race Course
- Northlands Park
- Red Shores
- Casino Niagara
- River Rock Casino
- River Cree Resort and Casino
Address: 7755 60 Ave Surrey BC V3S 1V3
Phone: +1 604-576-9141
Opening hours: Open daily 9 a.m. to 4 a.m.
|Located in historic Cloverdale, Surrey, Fraser Downs is located just 40 minutes away from Vancouver and is only 15 minutes from the border with the United States. This casino is open 365 days per year and is operated by Great Canadian Gaming, which is the largest casino operator in British Columbia.Gamers can enjoy more than 400 slot games at Fraser Downs, and one cool feature is that players don’t have to worry about carrying around loads of coins to play.
Instead, all Fraser Downs’ games operate on TITO (ticket in, ticket out) technology. Fraser Downs is an especially great place for gamblers who like participating in slot tournaments, as well as players of limit and no limit poker.Beyond that, visitors will find the usual assortment of popular table games like blackjack, baccarat, pokers, roulettes and more.
Fraser Downs — as the name implies — is also a racetrack, featuring live harness races, plus simulcast racing from around the globe.
Hastings Race Course
Address: PNE Gate 6 or 9, Vancouver, BC V5K 3N8
Phone: +1 604-254-1631
Toll free: +1 877-977-7702
|Hastings is just four miles from downtown Vancouver and features over 600 games, including a bevy of $0.01 and $0.02 slots, creating the chance for gamers of all types to enjoy what the Great Canadian Gaming folks have put together.The site also hosts live thoroughbred racing, as well as simulcast races for betting from around the world. The views here are breathtaking, as well, as you can soak in the ambiance of British Columbia’s mountains while choosing from a number of formal and casual restaurants.|
Address: 7410 Borden Park Road NW Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4W9
Phone: +1 780-471-8174
Opening hours: Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
|Northlands Park is one of Edmonton’s top tourists’ spots. Located right in downtown, Northlands Park features over 500 slot games, including plenty of $0.01 slots, plus an impressive electronic table gaming pit we really recommend trying.The casino also hosts regular thoroughbred and harness races on its track, which players can view from Colours Restaurant. The site also has satellite viewings of races coming in from around the world.Northlands Park also has an excellent membership programme in the Players Club, which offers rewards like cash back, discounts and entries into special tournaments.|
Address: 21 Exhibition Drive, Charlottetown, PE C1A 9S8
Phone: +1 902-620-4222
Address: 55 Greenwood Drive, Summerside, PE C1N 6E4
Phone: +1 902-888-5666
|Red Shores has a pair of locations on Prince Edward Island, one in Charlottetown and one in Summerside. Both sites boast over 200 slot games for your enjoyment, with Summerside holding just slightly more variety. Both casinos have games that play at a variety of prices and boast classic and new slot games. There are also your usual array of table games, including Texas Hold ‘Em poker and blackjack.Both casinos also have sites for harness racing where players can bet on the ponies live or enjoy daily simulcasts from around the globe.|
Address: 5705 Falls Ave Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6T3
Phone: +1 888-325-5788
Opening Hours: 24/7/365
|Located right on the border with the United States, Casino Niagara has over 95,000 square feet of gambling fun packed on to two floors. The casino is owned by the Crown agency and operated by the Falls Management Group LP of Toronto.The site has over 1,700 machines ranging from $0.01 plays to $100 high roller games. There are also 60 gaming tables, four restaurants and space for regular, exciting slot tournaments|
River Rock Casino
Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
Phone: +1 604-273-1895
Opening Hours: 24/7/365
|River Rock is Western Canada’s largest casino, boasting over 900 slot machines in its 70,000 square feet. The site also has a poker room with 14 tables and an excellent high stakes VIP room — the Dogwood Club.There are a number of fine dining options, including the 260-seat Buffet and Racetrack, which lets gamblers wager on off-track races with pub-style food and drinks. There’s also the River Rock Show Theatre and Lulu’s Lounge for live entertainment, plus a spa and more.|
River Cree Resort and Casino
Address: 300 East Lapotac Blvd, Enoch, AB T7X 3Y3
Phone: +1 780-484-2121
Opening Hours: Open daily 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.
|Located on the western edge of Edmonton, River Cree is a combination casino, luxury resort and hockey center. There are more than 1,000 slot machines and 39 table games on sight, plus players can bet on off-track horse races at Tap 25. There’s also a high stakes poker room, and plenty of room for accommodating guests at the adjacent Edmonton Marriott.|